Shipping container food park launches Kickstarter

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Columbia Food Park, a shipping container-style food cart pod proposed in downtown Vancouver, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise a portion of its startup costs.

The campaign seeks $45,000, a portion of the estimated $150,000 organizers say it will cost to build the park at the former Seventh Street Transit Center, at 108 E. Seventh St.

The park would host four food carts at the 4,500-square-foot, concrete former transit center. The shipping containers proposed would be 80 to 120 square feet, outfitted with kitchens and home to diverse foods, the organizers said in a recent article in The Columbian.

The campaign is open through mid-April. As of Tuesday, $2,855 had been donated by 32 backers.

Organizers hope to get the park up and running this summer.

More information can be found at columbiafoodpark.com.